84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0751543748
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Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Sphere
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London.

84 Charing Cross Audio Dd

84 Charing Cross Audio Dd
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1405503122
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Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE READERS 'Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialize in out-of-print books. The phrase 'antiquarian book-sellers' scares me somewhat, as I equate 'antique' with expensive. I am a poor writer with an antiquarian taste in books and all the things I want are impossible to get over here except in very expensive rare editions, or in Barnes & Noble's grimy, marked-up schoolboy copies.' So begins the delightfully reticent love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London. For 20 years, this outspoken New York writer and Frank Doel, a rather more restrained London bookseller carry on an increasingly touching correspondence. No doubt their letters would have continued, but in 1969, a letter informed Helene that Frank Doel had died. In the collection's penultimate entry, Helene Hanff urges a tourist friend, ''If you happen to pass by 84 Charing Cross Road, kiss it for me. I owe it so much.''

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road
Author: James Roose-Evans
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0573110050
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Release: 1983
Editor: Samuel French
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending "care packages" to the staff of Marks & Co.

84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 97
ISBN: UOM:39015003744862
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Release: 1970
Editor: Viking Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A journal depicting the relationship between a sassy New York writer, Helene Hanff and the people of a prim, stodgily English bookshop.

84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: James Roose-Evans
Pages: 105
ISBN: 0573608490
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Release: 1983
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Language: un

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The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 144
ISBN: 155921144X
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Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: Moyer Bell Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A zesty memoir of the celebrated writer's travels to England where she meets the cherished friends from 84, Charing Cross Road.

Q s Legacy

Q s Legacy
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0745170048
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9780062442048
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nancy Mitford meets Nora Ephron in the pages of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff’s delightful travelogue about her “bucket list” trip to London When devoted Anglophile Helene Hanff is invited to London for the English publication of 84, Charing Cross Road—in which she shares two decades of correspondence with Frank Doel, a British bookseller who became a dear friend—she can hardly believe her luck. Frank is no longer alive, but his widow and daughter, along with enthusiastic British fans from all walks of life, embrace Helene as an honored guest. Eager hosts, including a famous actress and a retired colonel, sweep her up in a whirlwind of plays and dinners, trips to Harrod’s, and wild jaunts to their favorite corners of the countryside. A New Yorker who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, Helene Hanff delivers an outsider’s funny yet fabulous portrait of idiosyncratic Britain at its best. And whether she is walking across the Oxford University courtyard where John Donne used to tread, visiting Windsor Castle, or telling a British barman how to make a real American martini, Helene always wears her heart on her sleeve. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street is not only a witty account of two different worlds colliding but also a love letter to England and its literary heritage—and a celebration of the written word’s power to sustain us, transport us, and unite us.

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 220
ISBN: 0751503843
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Release: 1992
Editor: Sphere
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London'. DAILY TELEGRAPH Told in a series of letters in 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD and then in diary form in the second part THE DUCHESS OF BLOOMSBURY STREET, this true story has touched the hearts of thousands.

Underfoot In Show Business

Underfoot In Show Business
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9781786256188
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Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her spirited, witty and vastly entertaining memoir, Helene Hanff recalls her ingenuous attempts to crash Broadway in the early forties as one of “the other 999.” Naive, nearsighted, frequently penniless but hopelessly stagestruck, she found her life governed by Flanagan’s Law: “No matter what happens to you, it’s unexpected.” Therefore, as a prize-winning Theatre Guild protégée with a brilliant future, Helene naturally found that all the producers who were going to produce her plays didn’t, and all the agents who were going to sell her plays couldn’t. Together with her best friend Maxine, an aspiring actress consigned to playing the comedy-ingénue in plays that regularly folded after five performances, she cultivated the “delicate, illegal art of getting everything for nothing”—from free seats to every Broadway show and neighborhood movie and borrowed outfits from Saks to voice lessons for Maxine and Greek lessons for Helene. To keep body and soul together until Broadway fame arrived, they devised an economic survival system that embraced such unlikely jobs as taking street-corner. Reviews — “Miss Hanff, having a good memory and a lively sense of humor, has composed a theater sketch that is realistic as well as hilarious....One of the most amusing recent theater books about the Broadway theater.”—Brooks Atkinson “A delightful book by an irrepressible author....What really lifts the book to a high level of entertainment is the sparkling humor. To describe the incidents wouldn’t do justice to the book’s charm which comes from the style of writing and Miss Hanff’s boundless optimism.”—Library Journal “A gay and entertaining book which also has substance.”—Boston Herald “Hilarious and highly successful. If you need cheering up, this is it. Here’s hoping Miss Hanff finds more failures to write books about.”—Columbus Dispatch

84 Charing Cross Road

84  Charing Cross Road
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 97
ISBN: OCLC:610420820
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Hangman s Replacement

The Hangman s Replacement
Author: Taona D. Chiveneko
Pages: 490
ISBN: 9780991852406
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Release: 2013-01-15
Editor: Chiveneko Publishing Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you had to interview the candidates for a country's new hangman, what questions would you ask them? If your family was on the verge of starvation, and becoming a hangman was the only job available, would you apply? If you were hired, what would you do if the prisoners looked like your loved ones? If you knew that another good man was taking the.

84 Charing Cross Road Pbp

84 Charing Cross Road Pbp
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 4444415282
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Release: 2003-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Letter from New York

Letter from New York
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0060975431
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Release: 1993-04-01
Editor: Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of 84, Charing Cross Road comes the beguiling, funny, touching tale of life in New York City. For six years, Hanff held captive audiences all over the world with her monthly broadcasts on the BBC Woman's Hour. In five-minute vignettes, she conveyed life in "The Big Apple". Now these stories are

Essays by Leigh Hunt

Essays by Leigh Hunt
Author: Leigh Hunt
Pages: 314
ISBN: HARVARD:HWKD9A
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Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Between Silk and Cyanide

Between Silk and Cyanide
Author: Leo Marks
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780743200899
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Release: 2001-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was twenty-two. Soon recognized as a cryptographer of genius, he became head of communications at the Special Operations Executive (SOE), where he revolutionized the codemaking techniques of the Allies and trained some of the most famous agents dropped into occupied Europe. As a top codemaker, Marks had a unique perspective on one of the most fascinating and, until now, little-known aspects of the Second World War. This stunning memoir, often funny, always gripping and acutely sensitive to the human cost of each operation, provides a unique inside picture of the extraordinary SOE organization at work and reveals for the first time many unknown truths about the conduct of the war. SOE was created in July 1940 with a mandate from Winston Churchill to "set Europe ablaze." Its main function was to infiltrate agents into enemy-occupied territory to perform acts of sabotage and form secret armies in preparation for D-Day. Marks's ingenious codemaking innovation was to devise and implement a system of random numeric codes printed on silk. Camouflaged as handkerchiefs, underwear, or coat linings, these codes could be destroyed message by message, and therefore could not possibly be remembered by the agents, even under torture. Between Silk and Cyanide chronicles Marks's obsessive quest to improve the security of agents' codes and how this crusade led to his involvement in some of the war's most dramatic and secret operations. Among the astonishing revelations is his account of the code war between SOE and the Germans in Holland. He also reveals for the first time how SOE fooled the Germans into thinking that a secret army was operating in the Fatherland itself, and how and why he broke the code that General de Gaulle insisted be available only to the Free French. By the end of this incredible tale, truly one of the last great World War II memoirs, it is clear why General Eisenhower credited the SOE, particularly its communications department, with shortening the war by three months. From the difficulties of safeguarding the messages that led to the destruction of the atomic weapons plant at Rjukan in Norway to the surveillance of Hitler's long-range missile base at Peenemünde to the true extent of Nazi infiltration of Allied agents, Between Silk and Cyanide sheds light on one of the least-known but most dramatic aspects of the war. Writing with the narrative flair and vivid characterization of his famous screenplays, Marks gives free rein to his keen sense of the absurd and wry wit without ever losing touch with the very human side of the story. His close relationship with "the White Rabbit" and Violette Szabo -- two of the greatest British agents of the war -- and his accounts of the many others he dealt with result in a thrilling and poignant memoir that celebrates individual courage and endeavor, without losing sight of the human cost and horror of war.

Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye
Author: Helene Hanff
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0918825733
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Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: Moyer Bell Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of the author's lifelong love for New York, this may be the walking tourist's guide to the city. Readers visit the World Trade Center, Wall Street, Fraunces Tavern, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more. Maps, index.

Thunder Through My Veins

Thunder Through My Veins
Author: Gregory Scofield
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780385692748
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gregory Scofield's Thunder Through My Veins is the heartbreakingly beautiful memoir of one man's journey toward self-discovery, acceptance, and the healing power of art. Few people can justify a memoir at the age of thirty-three. Gregory Scofield is the exception, a young man who has inhabited several lives in the time most of us can manage only one. Born into a Métis family of Cree, Scottish, English and French descent but never told of his heritage, Gregory knew he was different. His father disappeared after he was born, and at five he was separated from his mother and sent to live with strangers and extended family. There began a childhood marked by constant loss, poverty, violence and self-hatred. Only his love for his sensitive but battered mother and his Aunty Georgina, a neighbor who befriended him, kept him alive. It wasn't until he set out to search for his roots and began to chronicle his life in evocative, award-winning poetry, that he found himself released from the burdens of the past and able to draw upon the wisdom of those who went before him. Thunder Through My Veins is Gregory's traumatic, tender and hopeful story of his fight to rediscover and accept himself in the face of a heritage with diametrically opposed backgrounds.

The People in the Photo

The People in the Photo
Author: Hélène Gestern
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781908313607
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Release: 2014-01-28
Editor: Gallic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parisian archivist Hélène knows very little about her mother, Nathalie, who died when she was four. In the hope of learning more, she places a newspaper advert calling for information on Nathalie and two unknown men pictured with her at a tennis tournament in 1971. Against the odds, she receives a response from Stéphane, a Swiss biologist: his father is one of the people in the photo. More letters, and more photos, pass between them, in an attempt to unearth the truth their parents kept from them. But as they piece together events from the past, will they discover more than they can actually deal with? Winner of twenty-five literary awards, this dark yet moving drama deftly explores the themes of blame and forgiveness, identity and love.

The Photographer at Sixteen

The Photographer at Sixteen
Author: George Szirtes
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0857058541
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Release: 2019-01-31
Editor: MacLehose Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey.In July 1975, Magda Szirtes died in the ambulance on the way to hospital after she had tried to take her own life. She was fifty-one years old. The Photographer at Sixteenspools into the past, through her exile in England, her flight with her husband and two young boys from Hungary in 1956 and her time in two concentration camps, her girlhood as an ambitious photographer, and the unknowable fate of her vanished family in Transylvania.The woman who emerges - with all her contradictions - is utterly captivating. What were the terrors and obsessions that drove her? The Photographer at Sixteenreveals a life from the depths of its final days to the comparable safety of its childhood. It is a book born of curiosity, of guilt and of love.